In September 1856, the steamboat Arabia sank near Kansas City with 200 tons of cargo bound for towns in the west. In 1988, the Arabia excavation began, resulting in the astonishing discovery of pre-Civil War artifacts which are now on display. This unique museum has been featured in national television programs, magazines and in numerous newspapers.
Tours are conducted every half hour; last entry at 3:30 p.m.
Closed: Jan. 1; Easter; Thanksgiving; and Dec. 24-25.